Articles From : Joan the Dog Coach

  • Harnessing the Power of Motivation in Dog Training

    Are you and your inquisitive canine ready to take your dog training to the next level? Keep reading for tips to make your pooch the best on the block.

  • Harnessing the Effort of Planning for Your New Pup

    Planning ahead before bringing a new puppy or adult dog into your home can help ease the transition and reduce stress — for everyone, including the dog.

  • 5 Important Considerations Before Adopting a Puppy or Adult Dog

    “Oh! What a cute little doggy…Let’s bring him home!” So, you’re thinking about adding a cuddly puppy or snuggly adult pooch to your family. 

  • Help Your Dog be a Pawfect Host During the Holidays

    the holiday season is a time for family, friends and hopefully, some pet-friendly celebrations too. Here are some tips to keep your pet happy during the holidays.

  • Help Your Dog be a Pawfect Guest During the Holidays

    With the holiday season fast approaching, we want to share some tips to help you help your dog be a courteous guest.

  • Halloween Can Be Tricky for Dogs – Here’s How to Make It a Treat!

    Halloween can be a little tricky for pets, but with a little advanced preparation, we can make it a real treat for our dogs!

  • A Walk in the Park: Leash Walking Tips for You and Your Pup

    Walking together is one of the most basic activities dogs and the people who love them do together, so here are tips to help you and your dog harness an easy, enjoyable, walking experience.

  • Behavior Help for Canine Companions

    Joan the Dog Coach offers more tips on how to find a certified canine behavior consultant for your pup.

  • Regulations and Oversight in the Dog Training Industry?

    Joan the Dog Coach provides tips on how to pick a safe dog trainer in an unregulated industry.

  • A Closer Look at Dog Training Techniques: Part Two

    Joan the Dog Coach is back with the second part discussion of the pros and cons of three training philosophies.

  • A Closer Look at Dog Training Techniques: Part One

    Pet parents, what’s your training style? Let's take a closer look at three dog training philosophies and their pros and cons.

  • The Inside Scoop on Using Treats in Dog Training

    Joan breaks down the good and the bad when using treats to train and reward your pup.

  • Dog Training Skills for a Pawsitively Super Santa Barbara Summer

    Take the summer to teach your dog some new tricks or curb some bad habits with these tips from a local expert.

  • Creating a Pawsitive Cultural Shift for the Love of Dogs

    The adoption of an adorable pup led to the creation of a local business to help dogs connect with their humans.

  • Local Dog Trainer Joins Project tRade to Promote the Use of Force-free Pet Equipment

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    Local Dog Trainer Joins Project tRade to Promote the Use of Force-free Pet Equipment


    Source: The Inquisitive Canine Santa Barbara-based dog trainer and innovator Joan Hunter Mayer of The Inquisitive Canine and founder of TransPaw Gear pet product company is proudly participating in Project tRade, which asks pet guardians to “swap gear to make a kinder world for pets.
  • Modifying Dog Behavior - A workshop for dog parents!
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    Modifying Dog Behavior - A workshop for dog parents!

    There is more to dog ownership than a walk around the block and belly rubs. Find out what motivates your canine companion and how to positively reinforce the behaviors you want while limiting and preventing inappropriate habits - you’ll quickly and effectively create a harmonious household. Go beyond basic 'obedience' techniques and develop invaluable canine 'parenting' skills that will enable you to raise a healthy, happy dog. This workshop is for humans only. No dogs will be allowed to attend. Taught by a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

  • Pawsitive Parenting Workshop for Happy Dog Owners
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    Pawsitive Parenting Workshop for Happy Dog Owners

    There is more to dog ownership than a walk around the block and belly rubs. Find out what motivates your canine companion and how to positively reinforce the behaviors you want while limiting and preventing inappropriate habits - you’ll quickly and effectively create a harmonious household. Go beyond basic 'obedience' techniques and develop invaluable canine 'parenting' skills that will enable you to raise a healthy, happy dog.